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March 25, 2005

ULM Students Win Big at the Louisiana Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting

The recent 79th annual meeting of the Louisiana Academy of Sciences provided ULM the opportunity to bring home several awards. ULM faculty and students, involving a total of 27 ULM authors, made seventeen presentations.

In the second annual student poster competition at this event, three ULM graduate students swept the competition, winning first, second, and third cash prizes. Twelve student posters had been selected for competition from among nearly 30 submissions around the state.
The winners and their submissions are as follows:

First Prize
Sachin S. Devi and H.M. Mehendale, Impaired G1 to S Phase Signaling Explains Inhibited Tissue Repair in Thioacetamide-treated Type 1 Diabetic Rats.

Second Prize
Mayurranjan S. Mitra, S.P. Sawant, A.V. Dnyanmote, and H.M. Mehendale, and J.R. Latendresse, National Center for Toxicological Research. Decreased acetaminophen and bromobenzene-induced hepatotoxicity and lethality in type 2 diabetic mice.

Third Prize
Sharmilee P. Sawant, A.V. Dnyanmote, and H.M. Mehendale. J.R Latendresse and A. Warbritton, National Center for Toxicological Research. Molecular Mechanisms of Inhibited Compensatory Liver Repair Upon Hepatotoxic Challenge of Type 2 Diabetic Rats.
The Louisiana Academy of Sciences was founded in 1927 at Centenary College. The goals of the academy are to unite the scientists of Louisiana for the purpose of encouraging research and education in all branches of science, to encourage and conduct scientific discussions; to publish and disseminate scientific material; to conduct all enterprises deemed to promote the causes of science; to foster the applications of science to the problems of humanity, to encourage and assist teachers in Louisiana's elementary and secondary schools with the caliber of instruction necessary to generate and maintain an interest in all areas of science and to be an active voice representing science in both higher education and K-12 in Louisiana.

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